10 years of constellations

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How many constellations are there in the world?

Below is the list of all the 88 modern constellations recognized by the IAU, along with their English names, sizes (in square degrees), quadrants and the latitudes between which they are fully visible. The constellations are listed in alphabetical order.

How many constellations are named after animals?

Most constellations (more than 40) represent animals. Many were named after humans or figures from mythology, while some depict inanimate objects. The boundaries of the modern 88 constellations ( listed below) were defined in the early 20th century.

When were the boundaries of the modern constellations defined?

The boundaries of the modern 88 constellations ( listed below) were defined in the early 20th century. The constellation list was produced by American astronomer Henry Norris Russell and adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at its General Assembly in Rome in May 1922.

How many constellations are there?

There are 88 constellations officially recognized by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). 36 modern constellations predominantly lie in the northern sky, while 52 are found in the southern celestial hemisphere. Most constellations (more than 40) represent animals. Many were named after humans or figures from mythology, …

Who created the constellation list?

The constellation list was produced by American astronomer Henry Norris Russell and adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) at its General Assembly in Rome in May 1922.

What year were the Russell constellations listed?

The constellations on Russell’s list corresponded to those listed in the Revised Harvard Photometry star catalogue (1908) , published by Harvard College Observatory.